Wednesday, March 3, 2010

FO: The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

Given my lack of time for blogging as of late, I guess it's not surprising that I never even showed you this piece in progress.

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

After casting on the day before Valentine's due to a craving for vibrancy, I blocked and photographed this past weekend, only two weeks later.

Feministy created this lovely pattern, Traveling Woman, which is lovely to knit, and a free pattern to boot! As a sideline, I am seriously coveting some of her Femme Fatale Fibers yarn. Lovely!

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

Back to the subject at hand, the pattern is straightforward, and I can tell my lace skills are improving, as I only had to tink back a row once while knitting this.

(Almost) Completion: Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine

Even before blocking, the pattern is visible and appealing. I used less than two skeins of Shibui Sock in Poppy, which I purchased on my Boston trip last fall.

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

I'm so big on semi-solid yarns like this, and I really love the Shibui Sock base. I purchased another couple of skeins in the Wasabi colorway from Clumsy's Flocks of Yarn.

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

My grandfather commented to me this weekend that I should make my grandmother one in a shade this bright.

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

He says a girl needs some color in her life, at any age. I want to keep this one for me, but the next shawl I make for my grandmother will indeed be in a bright shade than the first.

Completion: The Two Side of Monsieur Valentine

See? Even Olias wants in on this shawl.

Raveled

In case you're wondering the name of the shawl is a Spoon song, one of my favorites!

8 comments:

  1. Oooh...that color is so great! I may need to knit something in that shade next. :)

    P.S. Thanks for the shout out!

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  2. I do love that color...very valentines-y

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  3. That's beautiful! I have this shawl in my queue, and it just dawned on me that I have some handspun in roughly the same color you used sitting around...hmm...

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  4. What a great color! And a beautiful shawl to boot. :P It looks great!

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  5. it looks great! love the color.

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  6. That is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color, too!

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